Niagara Gazette — Josh Miller of Niagara Wheatfield High School holds a 99.997 weighted average. He is ranked fourth in his class of 284 and will earn an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors upon graduation. He has earned High Honors throughout High School and achieved the Highest Average Regents Tests Scores in his class and scored 100% on four different Regents’ exams. Josh is also involved in several school clubs and activities. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Business Honor Society, Student Government, Outdoor Club and a participant in the 12 Days of Giving. Outside of school he is a member of the Titans Swim Club and Falcons Aquatics. As a captain of the Varsity Swimming Team, Josh was voted MVP three times and has been ranked #1 in Section VI. His swimming accomplishments also include a New York State Meet Participant and he currently holds the record for the 100 fly at Niagara-Wheatfield. Josh was an 8-time, 1st Team All NFL honoree and a 5-time New York State Scholar Athlete. Josh, the son of Justa and David Miller, plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he will major in Aeronautical Science.
Jacob Clare of North Tonawanda High School holds a 97.0 weighted average. He was also named a Quality Student of the Tonawandas, and has earned Honor Roll Recognition. Jacob is the recipient of the George Vetter Hall of Fame Scholarship and also earned a Section VI Scholar Athlete Award for Football. Throughout his time at North Tonawanda, Jacob has been involved in several activities. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and All-County Band where he played the tuba, and a participant in the University of Buffalo Art Show and the Academy of Architecture and Engineering. Jacob has achieved excellence in athletics and was named the “Iron Lumberjack” MVP. He was the captain of the Varsity Football team for two years, and a member of the Varsity Baseball Team and the Varsity Lacrosse Team. In addition to his involvement in athletics, Jacob volunteers his time as a youth coach in the community and is serving an internship with a local architect. Jacob has been accepted to attend several schools including Ohio State, SUNY Buffalo and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The son of Barbara and Thomas Clare, Jacob plans on majoring in Architecture.